The COVID19 pandemic has certainly shaken up the entire world, with it having a lasting impact on how people go about their daily lives. As of September 27th, 2021, there have been nearly 5 million deaths globally related to COVID19.
With that in mind, certain safety measures have been put in place to try and neutralize the pandemic effects.
A lot of people believe these measures will only be temporary. However, what if some were to benefit people by staying permanently?
These are five of the safety measures you should consider keeping.
1. Wearing a Mask When Sick
Sure, nobody wants to go back to wearing a mask daily when this is all said and done. But, what about wearing a mask if you are sick?
Other countries have had this system in place already, and the western world might benefit from catching up here.
A surgical mask would help cover your nose and mouth. If you are sick, germs from a sneeze or a cough can spread to another person if you do not cover your mouth properly and if you touch certain surfaces.
A mask can greatly reduce the impact a sick person walking around has on others by containing many germs within the mask.
2. Hand Sanitizer
This is something that more and more people carry with them regularly since the pandemic began.
Is it a replacement for washing your hands? No.
However, it does give you the ability to keep your hands clean wherever you go because, let’s face it; we can touch some dirty objects in public such as a handrail, a chair and table at a restaurant, a restraint on a roller coaster, and more.
If you sneeze in public, you may not be near a bathroom to wash your hands from it. Carrying hand sanitizer can greatly benefit cleanliness here.
3. Working From Home
Sometimes, it is just not necessary to be in the office. Some employees feel pressure to come to work when they are sick to keep up appearances and obligations.
Working remotely and having virtual assistants at least part of the time can greatly benefit public health because there is also the commute to work. Learn more here.
4. Flu Shot
During the pandemic, there was a bigger push to get the normal flu shot to decrease your chances of getting symptoms. Well, the numbers showed this does work.
Last flu season, deaths from the flu went from 24,000 to about 646. For pediatric deaths, it went from 195 to just one death last year.
5. Errands Online
Another way you can reduce your exposure in the future is to do some of your errands online. For example, use a company like Amazon to get items delivered straight to your house.
You can use certain apps to have your groceries picked up and delivered for you, along with restaurant orders for delivery. For banking, you can deposit a check with your phone rather than bringing it to your bank.
Getting into the habit of doing more daily tasks remotely can reduce exposure from those who are sick in the future.
Discover More Safety Measures
These are five of the safety measures from the coronavirus pandemic that you should consider keeping permanently. Are there any others you are considering?
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